As I was praying a few weeks ago, seeking God for what He was saying for the new year, the Holy Spirit clearly and loudly spoke to me and said, “2015 is not just another year, but it is a defining year. . . This is a defining year for the people of God, for America, for the Treasure Valley, and for Grace Chapel. 2015 will have a tremendous impact on answering the question “Who will you be?” That ‘defining’ will greatly determine your future” Romans 13 (NIV) 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. 1 Peter 5 (NASB) 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. DEFINING MOMENT - a point at which the essential nature or character of a person or group is revealed or identified. Who will we be? Who will you be? Joshua 24:15 choose for yourself this day *Joshua was saying this is a defining day The decisions we make this year will have greater impact!!! What is truly important ? What will you do ? What will you believe? Will we, or will I, buckle under the pressures of a humanistic culture, or will I stand for the Jesus, the Word of God, the Power of the Holy Spirit Greek (in Scripture) has two words for time, chronos and kairos. Chronos -refers to chronological or sequential time, ( the clock) Luke 8:27 (ESV) When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time (chronos) he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. 5775 (Hebrew: ה'תשע"הabbr.: )תשע"הis a Hebrew year beginning September 25, 2014, and will end on September 13, 2015. It is a Shmita year. Shmita - the sabbath year, Leviticus 25 A Year of Testing Your Faith and Favor Hebraic calendar - moon cycles Kairos (καιρός) - Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment) . . . a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens. Matthew 21:34 (ESV) When the season (kairos) for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. Revelation 1:3 (ESV) Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time (kairos) is near. A ‘kairos moment’ is God’s appointed time to act Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars . . .” Acts 2:20b . . . and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the LORD arrives Tetrad Blood Moon on the feast days Historical accounts Something of greater significance will happen in Israel and Jerusalem, but God’s safety will ultimately prevail The revelation of Jesus will increase to a brand new level globally among Moslems A new and greater animosity toward believers will increase globally, which is Satan’s attempt to stop a pending global revival, but it will backfire on him as the remnant rises up in greater purity and passion A defined mark of distinction in the church in the United States between those who hold to The Word of God as the final authority, and those who do not Exodus of many from mainline traditional churches as a genuine hunger for the Holy Spirit increases A marked revival among the Hispanic people in America A brand new favor will be released to those who pray and stand with Israel The wells of revival from the 70’s and 80’s will begin to be opened up by intercession and worship Genesis 26:18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. Deuteronomy 6:11 (NKJV) . . . houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant — when you have eaten and are full — And this woman said she had spent 30 years as an intercessor in one place and her husband had spent about that time in Alaska, and the Lord had suddenly taken them to this place in Idaho. And she said the Lord had told them He was going to establish the healing of Roland Buck. And so we know that the Lord is aligning in Idaho to do a thing. And so Lord, we say we are agreeing that You are about to break open Your glory in Idaho. And we say, Lord, we bring the shadow of our hand over Idaho. We say, Lord, that You are bringing the shadow of the hand of the Lord over Idaho is about to fall, and the glory is about to break out. And we say, Lord, that those servants of Yours that are in Idaho are about to assemble, and You're going to bring order, and You're going to bring forth what You have ordained for this season and what You have for Idaho, Lord. And we say that You will bring to bear all that You have ordered for this time. We say, Lord, that order will come according to Your plan and Your purposes in Idaho in the name of Jesus. There will be increased burden and love in the church for those in our region caught in the deception of Mormonism, and there will be a prayer movement that will begin to break the spirit of Moroni that has been an instrumental spirit the enemy has used to bring this region into spiritual slumber (The Lord spoke to me that it is a counterfeit holy spirit) Father God, we hear the Holy Spirit say to us that this year of 2015 is a defining year. We declare that we will not miss the importance of this season. Holy Spirit, awaken us from all spiritual slumber. Help us focus our attention on what is truly important, which is You and Your Kingdom. Father God, we hear your call to be a house of prayer, and we respond by saying yes! We already give thanks for the increase of Your presence and Your miracles in 2015 at Grace Chapel . . . In Jesus Name, Amen!!